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Top 5 Weekend Getaway from Goa

June 1, 2018

Top-5 Weekend Getaways From Goa

Goa is blessed with beaches and the wonderful landscapes of Western Ghats, attracting tourist from all over the world. The tiny pint-sized state lies on the Konkan coast bordered by the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka, while the Arabian Sea forms the coast of Goa. A blend of the Indian and Portuguese culture, Goa is a paradise for all the beach lovers and party animals. The Goans, as the local population is called, see thousands of tourist influx the state and sometimes the hustle and bustle of the crowd makes the locals seeking peace and tranquillity. Goa is surrounded by picturesque weekend getaways, that are too good to relax and unwind.

Surrounded by magnificent landscapes, here are the top 5 weekend getaways from Goa:

Amboli

A tiny hill station nestled between the borders of Maharashtra and Goa, Amboli is a blissful sight for all the nature lovers. The majestic Sahayadri hills and the soul-rendering waterfalls makes the stay in the hills worthwhile. The tiny hill station is a world famous ‘eco hot-spot’ and tourists and travellers from all across the world come to explore the magical beauty of Amboli.

Travel to Amboli

How to Reach: Amboli has a working railway station, while travellers can take to roads to reach.
Places to visit: Nangartas Waterfall, Hiranyakeshi, Sea View Point, Mahadevgad, and Kavlesaad Point
Things to do: Trekking, Swimming, and Sightseeing
Best time to visit: May, June, July, August, and September
Distance: 83 KM

Read More: Places to Visit in Maharashtra

Chorla Ghat

Tucked away between the borders of Goa, Karnataka, and Maharashtra, Chorla Ghat is blessed with natural scenic beauty. The low hills of Sahaydari covered with sub-tropical lush green forests soothes the inner soul of the treavellers. The ghats are famous for its uniquely rich biodiversity that makes it a nature-lovers’ paradise. The lush green forests are home to different varieties of birds, making the place a heavenly abode for the birdwatchers.

Travel to Chorla Ghat

How to Reach: A road trip is the best way to reach Chorla Ghats.
Places to visit: Twin Vajra Waterfalls and Peak of Lasni Temb
Things to do: Trekking, Birdwatching, and Sightseeing
Best time to visit: All year
Distance: 55 KM

Read More: Places to Visit in Karnataka

Bijapur (Vijapura)

Bijapur, now renamed as Vijapura, is a historic city which epitomizes the Islamic era of the Deccan. The beautiful city is blessed with plenty of mosques, mausoleums, palaces, and forts. The medieval monuments in Bijapur flaunts its unique form of Islamic architecture. The glorious Gol Gumbaz is the main attraction of this city. The tourists are attracted to the various monuments in this city which were built by the Adil Shahi rulers, who ruled Bijapur between 15th and 17th century.

Travel to Bijapur

How to Reach: The historic city has its dedicated railway station, while travellers can reach by road as well.
Places to visit: Gagan Mahal, Sat Manzil, Jala Manzil, Bara Kaman, Taj Bawdi, Upli Burj, Mehtar Mahal, Asar Mahal, and Malik-e-Maidan cannon
Things to do: Sightseeing
Best time to visit: August, September, October, November, December, January, and February
Distance: 330 KM

Read More: Travel to Bijapur

Hampi

A World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO, the quaint city of Hampi is located near Hospet Town in Karnataka. The site of Hampi is known for its ancient ruins that have stood since the early empires in the region. At its peak, Hampi was the second largest medieval city, and one of the richest in India. The place is an architectural marvel with its grandiose structures of temples and forts still attracting thousands of curious travellers, while the ancient temples serve as a pilgrim for worshippers.

Travel to Hampi

How to Reach: The quaint city has its dedicated railway station in Hosapete, while travellers can to road as well. The nearest airport is Hubli nearly 150 km away.
Places to visit: Virupaksha Temple, Matanga Hill, Achyutaraya Temple, Lotus Mahal Hampi
Things to do: Sightseeing
Best time to visit: August, September, October, November, December, and January
Distance: 353 KM

Read More: Travel to Hampi

Kuduremukha

The picturesque mountain range located within Chikkamagaluru in Karnataka, Kuduremukha is bestowed with the beauty of nature and scenic hills, that makes the hill station a romantic place for couples looking to spend some time in the warm company of each other. Kuduremukha National Park is home to some of the distinct species of wildlife which attracts visitors to the serene place.

Travel to Kudremukh

How to Reach: The quaint city has its dedicated railway station in Hosapete, while travellers can take to the road as well. The nearest airport is in Mangaluru approximately 100 km away.
Places to visit: Kuduremukha National Park, Lakya Dam, Gangamoola, Hanuman Gundi Falls
Things to do: Sightseeing and Trekking
Best time to visit: August, September, October, November, December, and January
Distance: 400 KM

Read More: Travel to Karnataka

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Goa is a paradise for all the beach lovers and party animals. Goa is surrounded by picturesque weekend getaways, that are too good to relax and unwind.


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